SCIEL Public event - Digital Rights and the Outer Limits of International Human Rights Law

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Event details

Friday 24 February 2023
Free to attend. The online joining link will be sent to those that sign up on the booking page.


The Sheffield Centre for International and European Law is pleased to host Professor Yuval Shany, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem who will be speaking on the subject of Digital Rights and the Outer Limits of International Human Rights Law.

Presentation Title: Digital Rights and the Outer Limits of International Human Rights Law

Date of event: Friday 24 February 2023

Event Time: 4-5.30pm

Speaker: Professor Yuval Shany, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Event Location: Hybrid

  • Bartolomé House (TBC), Winter Street, Sheffield, S3 7ND
  • Online link will be sent to those that book the morning of the event.

Whilst it is helpful if you use the Eventbrite to indicate in advance if you are attending, you are also very welcome to turn up in-person on the day of the event and without pre-booking. You will need to pre-book the online attendance though as we will need to know where to send the joining link. For online bookings you will be sent an email with the joining link the morning of the event.

All SCIEL members, staff, students and public members are invited to attend this seminar.

Abstract: The lecture will explore the extent to which key normative and institutional responses to the challenges raised by the digital age are compatible with, or interact with, changes in key features of the existing international human rights law (IHRL) framework. Furthermore, it will be claimed that the IHRL framework is already changing, partly due to its interaction with digital human rights. This moving normative landscape creates new opportunities for promoting human rights in the digital age, but might also raise new concerns about the political acceptability of IHRL.

Bio: Professor Yuval Shany is the Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in International Law and former Dean of the Law Faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was a member of the UN Human Rights Committee from 2013 to 2020 and served for one year during that time as Chair of the Committee. He serves, at present, as a senior research fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute, and as the head of the CyberLaw program of the Hebrew University CyberSecurity Research Center. He is also serving this year as the co-director of the Center for Transnational Legal Studies at King’s College, London.


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